Reblogging this important newsletter related to violent loss . . .
Topic of the Month
It ain’t over when it’s over!
Survivor families look forward to getting their lives back to normal when sentencing has taken place or the case is on hold or solved in different way. When time becomes more of their own design and not controlled by steps in the justice process many realize their normal world has changed. They may experience: continued involvement with criminal justice, health problems that demand notice, intense imagery that seems to come from nowhere, angry outbursts surprise them, increased fear of crime and safety issues for themselves, family and friends, relationship changes, career changes, loss of faith, social isolation, family dysfunction and more. The time to pay attention to the emotional toll is now front and center.
Bravo. It’s a topic that needs to be discussed more, because the conventional attitude has always been “get over it.” But mental…
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